Questions about your application
Who can I contact if I need help with my application?
Our career team will answer all questions regarding your application and getting started at IAV: +49 30 3997-89382.
Meet us face-to-face at one of our career fairs or career events. You can find all the dates here.
How do I apply to IAV?
This is the fastest way to get your application to the right point of contact in the respective specialized department:
- Find a job offer
- Click on “apply”
- Complete your profile
- Upload your documents. Done!
We will confirm receipt of your application by email.
Who should I address my application cover letter to?
Dr. Bernhard Hayn is your point of contact in the HR department.
What documents should my application include?
Your documents should definitely be completely uploaded. That is the only way our colleagues in HR and the specialized department can get a good overview of your personal motivation and professional focus areas:
- Convincing cover letter
- Gap-free CV
- Diploma from your studies or vocational training
(if incomplete: a detailed transcript)
- Work and internship references
I am interested in more than one position. Is one application enough?
Yes, one application is sufficient. Simply list the job ID’s of the other jobs you want to apply for in your cover letter.
How can I update my application documents?
You can send us additional documents by email. Simply reply to the confirmation receipt that you received from us after submitting your application. We will update your application and forward it directly to the respective specialized department.
Can I also send an unsolicited application to IAV?
We generally recommend that you apply to specific job offers. These reflect a specific demand for employees. As such, the chances of your application being successful are higher. This also lets you more accurately determine which job you could imagine doing with us.
Alternatively, you can send your documents using our unsolicited application form. Our managers can then access them if there is a short-notice demand and then contact you. There is no automatic comparison with all IAV positions.
Can I do my doctorate at IAV?
Professional excellence is incredibly important to us. That is why we collaborate closely with universities and research institutes. Around 500 scientific papers incl. doctorates are written at IAV every year.
A very good final GPA and a keen motivation to perform research are prerequisites for doing a doctorate at IAV. You have already found your potential dissertation advisor who is willing to supervise external work. You can find the appropriate topic for your doctorate listed in our job offers or in conjunction with a specialized department.
This collaboration is generally laid out over three years with an attractive wage agreement. To ensure that your doctorate remains the primary focus, your weekly work time will not exceed 18 hours. You can flexibly determine the allocation between project and research work with your supervising specialized department. Other setups (e.g. part-time, directly at the university) are also an option.
We encourage and support professional exchange within the company. And our doctoral candidates will receive an unlimited full-time employment opportunity upon successful completion of their doctoral dissertation.
What happens with my application documents?
We always handle application documents confidentially, only store them in connection with the current application, and never forward them to third-parties.
You can find detailed data protection information here.
Questions about job offers
Are all the job offers on the career page still available even if they have been listed for a longer period of time?
Yes. We update our job offers daily.
Why do I see jobs in German on the English career page and vice-versa?
The job advertisement language chosen by the department indicates, which language the candidates should speak proficiently to perform the job well. Nevertheless, we do not want to deprive interested candidates looking for information about IAV on the German and English webpages of the full spectrum of our available positions. That is why we list all open positions both on the German and English webpages.
Can I complete my technical project at IAV even if this is not explicitly listed?
Generally, yes. If you find an exciting topic in our job offers, you can apply for it. It is important that you mention in your cover letter how many hours this will entail and how many weekdays you will be at the company.
Can I complete my basic and pre-study internships at IAV?
Yes. However, these spots are incredibly limited, so apply as soon as possible.
Very important: Please submit an excerpt from your study regulations confirming that an internship is compulsory. Please use the unsolicited application form for your application.
Questions about working abroad
What conditions must I fulfill to work at an IAV location abroad?
Anyone who wants to work abroad should be willing to be employed there for a period of at least two years. Good English skills are also necessary.
What particulars should I keep in mind when applying?
Your application letter and CV should be completed in English. Professionally translated diplomas and school certificates will help our colleagues at our international subsidiaries better assess your qualifications and professional experience.
How is the training process conducted?
Before beginning a job abroad, you will frequently have a training period in Germany. This will depend on the respective scope of duties. Depending on your target country and personal qualifications, we will also prepare you with language courses and intercultural training for your new work and life situation.
What opportunities do students have to work at IAV’s international locations?
Usually only students from the respective countries are employed at our international locations, as we work closely with local universities.
Additional internship spots can be offered for international students in some situations. In such cases, the internship should last four to six months. Final theses for German universities are typically not supervised at locations abroad.